I don’t think this book had the desired effect.
Venice isn’t just a gem of a city, it is also one of the most historically significant cities in the world.
What is a war story? What is an anti-war story?
Humanity’s prehistory was once very overlooked by people who claimed to be lovers of history. Hopefully this book changes that.
A book about Benoit Mandelbrot? Cool! And it’s magical realism? Even cooler!
It’s execution? Not so cool…
The Emperor of all Maladies is a wonderfully and detailed look at a terrifying disease – cancer. It does so in exacting detail.
A classic? A French hero braved the foreign hordes to defend his homeland. I’m not so sure…
Statistics themselves can be rather boring, but this slim’s book story of how they affect our day to day life is rather captivating.